Technical Aids Tips and Tricks LXI

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Voodoo Magic … Aliens … help, my belly beeps … ???

Since yesterday my belly tries to communicate with me.

About every two hours I’m getting dubious messages from him that sound like a “Ping, … ahh … beep … !!!”. ;-)

For proof, I have turned on the dictation app on my smartphone and placed it on my belly, hear for yourself the 9 seconds MP3 …

 

What does he want? Cookies, beer, … or is it perhaps my drug pump screaming …

In 2008 a half year after my accident a drug pump was implanted in my abdominal cavity, that delivers the dope via a tube and a needle directly between the vertebra into the cerebrospinal fluid (see older blog).

Without this pump I wouldn’t be able to enjoy life anymore, but it also bears a certain risk.

There are medi pumps with battery or gas pressured. The gas pressured ones have a usability of allegedly 25 years.

Mine is a “built-in” battery-operated pump, the Medtronic Synchromed II type with a drug reservoir of 40 ml, small it is not …

It is implanted under the skin; similar to a breast enlargement I have a very visible belly enlargement.

The pump is programmable from the outside and needs to be completely replaced after 6-7 years, because by then the batteries are empty.

This is inconvenient, but new hardware every few years can’t hurt. ;-)

The alarm of the pump can be turned off with a programming device. Unfortunately, I don’t happen to have one sitting on my shelf.

Translator BW

 

Voodoo Magic … Aliens … help, my belly beeps … ???

Since yesterday my belly tries to communicate with me.

About every two hours I’m getting dubious messages from him that sound like a “Ping, … ahh … beep … !!!”. ;-)

For proof, I have turned on the dictation app on my smartphone and placed it on my belly, hear for yourself the 9 seconds MP3 …

 

What does he want? Cookies, beer, … or is it perhaps my drug pump screaming …

In 2008 a half year after my accident a drug pump was implanted in my abdominal cavity, that delivers the dope via a tube and a needle directly between the vertebra into the cerebrospinal fluid (see older blog).

Without this pump I wouldn’t be able to enjoy life anymore, but it also bears a certain risk.

There are medi pumps with battery or gas pressured. The gas pressured ones have a usability of allegedly 25 years.

Mine is a “built-in” battery-operated pump, the Medtronic Synchromed II type with a drug reservoir of 40 ml, small it is not …

It is implanted under the skin; similar to a breast enlargement I have a very visible belly enlargement.

The pump is programmable from the outside and needs to be completely replaced after 6-7 years, because by then the batteries are empty.

This is inconvenient, but new hardware every few years can’t hurt. ;-)

The alarm of the pump can be turned off with a programming device. Unfortunately, I don’t happen to have one sitting on my shelf.

Translator BW

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3 Responses to “Technical Aids Tips and Tricks LXI”

  1. Christiane says:

    Naja, die 6 Jahre sind um. :) Batterie alle!

  2. Simon says:

    Ich bekomme sie in 1,5 Jahren auch…. da alle anderen Möglichkeiten ausgeschöpft sind.
    Ich tippe da bei dir doch auch auf die Batterie. Alles Gute fĂĽr den Austausch!

  3. Rollinator says:

    Da hast Du recht, die “Neue Pumpe” wurde mir ende Januar fachgerecht eingebaut ;-)

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